Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born on William Bruce Jenner; October 28,1949 and is an American media personality and former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete.
82 Facts About Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner established a career in television, film, writing, auto racing, business, and as a Playgirl cover model.
Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as a trans woman in April 2015, announcing her new name in July of that year.
Caitlyn Jenner is a transgender rights activist, although her views on transgender issues have been criticized by many other LGBTQ+ activists.
Six months after the election, Caitlyn Jenner was hired by Fox News as an on-air contributor.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born on October 28,1949, in Mount Kisco, New York, as William Bruce Jenner, and was known as Bruce until June 2015.
Caitlyn Jenner's parents are Esther Ruth and William Hugh Jenner, who was an arborist originally from New Brunswick, Canada.
Caitlyn Jenner is of English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh descent.
Caitlyn Jenner attended Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York, for her freshman and sophomore years and Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, for her junior and senior years, graduating in 1968.
Caitlyn Jenner earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, but was forced to stop playing football because of a knee injury.
Caitlyn Jenner debuted as a decathlete in 1970 in the Drake Relays decathlon in Des Moines, Iowa, finishing in fifth place.
Caitlyn Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education.
At the 1972 US Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Caitlyn Jenner was eleventh after the first day in the men's decathlon, and climbed to fifth behind Steve Gough and Andrew Pettes with one event remaining on the Fourth of July.
Caitlyn Jenner trained during the day and sold insurance at night, earning a year.
At that point, victory was virtually assured, and it remained to be seen by how much Caitlyn Jenner would improve the record.
Caitlyn Jenner sprinted the last lap, making up a 50-meter deficit and nearly catching the event favorite, Soviet Leonid Litvinenko, who was already well out of contention for the gold medal, and whose personal best had been eight seconds better than Caitlyn Jenner's personal best before the race.
Caitlyn Jenner set a new personal best time and won the gold medal with a world-record score of 8,618 points.
Caitlyn Jenner was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976.
Caitlyn Jenner was inducted into the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1980, the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, and the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Caitlyn Jenner became an American hero by returning the decathlon title to the United States.
Wallach reported that Caitlyn Jenner was being considered for the role of Superman, which ultimately went to Christopher Reeve.
Caitlyn Jenner appeared on the cover of the August 9,1976, issue of Sports Illustrated, the February 1979 issue of Gentleman's Quarterly, and on the cover of Playgirl magazine.
Caitlyn Jenner became a spokesperson for Tropicana, Minolta, and Buster Brown shoes.
Caitlyn Jenner was selected by the Kansas City Kings with the 139th overall pick in the seventh round of the 1977 NBA draft despite not having played basketball since high school.
Caitlyn Jenner was presented with a jersey customized with the number 8618, the Olympic gold medal-winning score, but would never appear as an active player with the Kings.
In 1977, Caitlyn Jenner became a spokesperson for Wheaties brand breakfast cereal and appeared in a photograph on the cover of the cereal box.
On November 22,1977, Caitlyn Jenner went to San Francisco to refute charges filed by San Francisco district attorney Joseph Freitas that General Mills, the maker of Wheaties, had engaged in deceptive advertising in its campaign that featured Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner liked Wheaties and ate the breakfast cereal two or three times a week, which supported the advertising campaign's claims.
Caitlyn Jenner began television appearances in the mid-1970s, both as herself and in character roles.
Caitlyn Jenner starred in the made-for-TV movies The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story and Grambling's White Tiger.
Caitlyn Jenner appeared in an episode of the sitcom Silver Spoons called "Trouble with Words", wherein her personal issues with dyslexia were revealed in a storyline about a recurring teenage character with the same problem.
Caitlyn Jenner appeared in the series Learn to Read and in the video games Olympic Decathlon and Bruce Caitlyn Jenner's World Class Decathlon.
In 1989, Caitlyn Jenner played herself in the comedy short Dirty Tennis written by James Van Patten.
Caitlyn Jenner has appeared in a variety of game shows and reality television programs, including starring with Grits Gresham in an episode of The American Sportsman.
In January 2002, Caitlyn Jenner participated in an episode of the American series The Weakest Link, featuring Olympic athletes.
In February and March 2003, Caitlyn Jenner was part of the cast of the American series I'm a Celebrity.
Caitlyn Jenner made a cameo appearance in a season-three episode of The Apprentice, which aired in May 2005.
In November 2010, a photograph of Caitlyn Jenner was shown in a janitor's resume in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Additional television and talk show appearances by Caitlyn Jenner include: Nickelodeon's made-for-TV film Gym Teacher: The Movie as well as episodes of Murder, She Wrote, the Lingo Olympic Winners episode, and talk shows such as Hannity and season1, episode21 of The Bonnie Hunt Show in 2008.
In September 2016, Caitlyn Jenner appeared as herself on the Amazon Prime TV series Transparent in a dream sequence during the season three episode "To Sardines and Back".
In November 2019, it was announced that Caitlyn Jenner would be participating in the nineteenth season of the British version of I'm a Celebrity.
In 2021, Caitlyn Jenner appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of The Masked Singer as the "Phoenix".
Caitlyn Jenner was the second contestant to be unmasked and the first of Group B In addition, she holds the distinction as the show's first transgender contestant.
That same year, Caitlyn Jenner appeared in the Australian version of Big Brother VIP.
Caitlyn Jenner had a short career as a race car driver in the IMSA Camel GT series in the 1980s.
The former win came after holding off Al Unser, while the latter saw Caitlyn Jenner pass Ted Nugent with two laps remaining.
In 1980, Caitlyn Jenner was contacted by NASCAR Winston Cup Series team DiGard Motorsports about driving the No 88 car for the 1981 season; although Caitlyn Jenner expressed interest, Ricky Rudd was ultimately hired for the seat.
In 2022, Caitlyn Jenner founded Caitlyn Jenner Racing, a team in the all-female W Series open-wheel championship.
Caitlyn Jenner had no ownership in the licensed name centers, which were solely owned by Cirotto.
On January 5,1981, Caitlyn Jenner married actress Linda Thompson in Hawaii.
In February 2015, Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a fatal multiple-vehicle collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.
Kim Howe, an animal rights activist and actress, was killed when Caitlyn Jenner's SUV ran into Howe's car.
Caitlyn Jenner recounts having permission to explore her gender identity on her travels but not when they were coupled, and not knowing the best way to talk about the many issues contributed to the deterioration of the 23-year-long marriage, which ended formally in 2015.
In June 2015, Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new name and image, and began publicly using feminine pronoun self-descriptors.
Caitlyn Jenner made it a priority to ensure that all her children were independent first before focusing on her transition.
Caitlyn Jenner's emerging gender identity was revealed in a Vanity Fair interview written by Buzz Bissinger.
Caitlyn Jenner amassed over one million Twitter followers in four hours and three minutes, setting a new Guinness World Record and surpassing United States President Barack Obama, who, a month before, accomplished the same feat in four hours and fifty-two minutes.
Four days later Caitlyn Jenner was up to 2.37million followers, with another 1.5million followers on Instagram.
Caitlyn Jenner soon posted a video showing that she had taken Trump up on his offer.
Caitlyn Jenner thanked Trump and assured Trump's adversary Ted Cruz that "nobody got molested".
In June 2016, Caitlyn Jenner was one of several celebrities depicted using synthetic nude "sleeping" bodies for the video of Kanye West's song "Famous".
In June 2016, Caitlyn Jenner became the first openly transgender person to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Since coming out as a trans woman in 2015, Caitlyn Jenner has been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
Caitlyn Jenner is one of the most recognized LGBT people in the world and arguably the most famous LGBT athlete.
Caitlyn Jenner said that her visibility was partly to bring attention to gender dysphoria, violence against trans women, and other transgender issues.
Caitlyn Jenner sought to promote more informed discussion of LGBT issues.
Caitlyn Jenner signed with Creative Artists Agency's speakers department and will collaborate with the CAA Foundation on a philanthropic strategy focusing on LGBT issues.
Caitlyn Jenner made a private appearance at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in June 2015, where she spoke with trans youth.
Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the 2015 ESPY Awards in July 2015.
Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as socially liberal and fiscally conservative.
Caitlyn Jenner said she voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, although according to Politico, voter records show she never cast a ballot in the election.
In July 2017, Caitlyn Jenner announced that she was contemplating running in the 2018 race for the US Senate to represent California.
In October 2018, Caitlyn Jenner withdrew her support of Donald Trump; she felt "that the trans community was relentlessly attacked by [Trump]", contrary to her expectations.
Caitlyn Jenner's reversal came after a Trump administration proposal to restrict the legal definition of a person's gender to that assigned at birth.
In September 2021, Caitlyn Jenner supported the Texas Heartbeat Act which made all post-six-week abortions illegal.
Caitlyn Jenner supported women's right to undergo abortion but found the right to legislation of competent state institutions to override it.
In early April 2021, it was reported that Caitlyn Jenner was considering running for Governor of California in the 2021 recall gubernatorial election as a Republican.
In May 2021, during her run, Caitlyn Jenner stated in an interview with TMZ that trans girls should not be allowed to compete in girls' sports at school, backing Republican Party views on transgender people in sports.
Caitlyn Jenner fought Governor Gavin Newsom in court to prevent the California Secretary of State from placing Newsom's party affiliation on the ballot, and won the legal battle.
Caitlyn Jenner ended up in 13th place with 75,215 votes, which was one percent of the votes cast for replacement candidates.